Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

What if your favorite tweet became a visual thing instead of text that is 140 characters?  Well with Twitter: The Criterion Collection that question was answered

Twitter: The Criterion Collection from sween on Vimeo.

What if Twitter… came to life?

We asked some of our friends to film their favorite tweets. We didn’t care how they did it. They could read it. They could act it. They could do it with puppets. Whatever they wanted. The only rules were it had to be a tweet written by someone else and it had to contain the entire tweet and nothing but the tweet.

This is what they gave us.

We hope you enjoy it.

@poeks & @sween


Check out this video from 2006 of Biz Stone talking about Twttr?  Yep thats right at the beginning of the service Twitter was actually known as Twttr.

or another blast in the past check out this blog post announcing the service know as twttr.  kinda kool to look back.

If you are like me and I personally know a few who are when it comes to the status update/location based update you just have to do when you arrive at a location you will find this hilarious!


This is from a new blog/webcomic called Status This that I will be following for sure.  Jump on over there and give some comic love to them.  You can also follow the creator on twitter @AtlantaJones

[found via Status This]

So for some time now I have seen my name show up on twitter lists of people I follow called Conversationlist and I always wondered due to multiple people having this list how is it created and maintained?  Well that is when I discovered the site Conversationlist.

A conversationlist is your attention transformed into a tweetstream

To be a little more specific, a “conversationlist” is a Twitter list of the people that you talk to (and about) on Twitter. The list is automatically updated daily, so that it always reflects the people that you are paying attention to right now. If you @reply (or @mention) someone, they’re added to your list. If you stop talking to that person, they drop off your list.

So after finding this out.  I jumped over, authorized the service to access my twitter feed, and bam it created the list for me!  Pretty kool and a great way to have a list of people you are talking to on a daily basis.

Like I mentioned its super easy, customizable, I don’t have to do anything, and hey its fun!

So check it out and maybe I will find myself on your Conversationlist soon!

So I joined Twitter back in July 2006 so to now be able to tell you who first followed me would be kinda tough unless of course I kept all my follower emails which with almost 7000 followers would be a couple.

I always wondered who was my first follower?  Who was that first person to start getting all those geeky posts?  Well with the site FirstFollower I now have that information and it happens to be Sergio Ruiz from Ashland, OH who says he is a code jockey.

So there you have it kind of a fun little way to see who your first follower was…now jump on over and check it out.

badkittie has a new story on what looks to be a new Twitter client about to hit the beta scene called Bad Kitty.  Now like precentral I dont know much about this new app but it definately has an interesting look to it.  Here is a little video with a “first look”

Bad Kitty first look… from hal saville on Vimeo.

I have to say I am a big fan of Tweed so it is gonna take a lot to move me from that app but hey I am always up for lookiing into new ones and competition is never a bad thing either. As I hear more I will let you know via the blog and/or twitter.

You can follow the company Superhuman Industries or the application Bad Kitty both on Twitter



So have you had lists on Twitter for awhile?  Maybe you just got the functionality and are ready to go list crazy and put them to work for you.  Either way there is a new service called Listorious that allows you to search and follow new lists created by users.  You can even add your lists, tag them, and share them with others as well.  A pretty kool little service for a new feature that I am just loving!

From the website:

Twitter’s new Lists feature allows anyone to curate the real time web. Listorious makes it easy to find the best lists of Twitter users on any given topic, and for list creator to publicize their lists.

This site was created using new Twitter List API. Thanks to the Twitter team for their support.

Listorious was created by Sawhorse Media in New York City. If you have comments or questions, please email hello at or contact us on Twitter at @sawhorse.

Follow @listorious for site news and updates about interesting lists.

So there you have it. Go grab you some lists.

Here are a few I have created [of course if you dont have the lists feature yet you won’t be able to see them]

social media list
the social geeks list
a friendfeed list



So one of the Twitter related services that has been on my radar the past few months is Brizzly which to me takes the Twitter service and puts it at another level. It really gives you some features you wont find just using and has some features you wont find in other twitter services and apps.


Today Brizzly added another feature to put them even higher up on my kool services when they went ahead and integrated your facebook within the service. Basically once you add your Facebook account to Brizzly its just like you added another twitter account. Just click on the facebook icon and you are in the facebook world….get tired of that and want to go back to twitter….click the twitter icon and bam your back to 140 character goodness.

So far in my early findings it is pretty quick to pull the updates from Facebook but one thing I would love to see is the ability to pull my Facebook groups I have created to better follow my friends.  Also at this time I do not think you can add pics or video from Brizzly to Facebook.

This week I wrote a blog post about going back to as my default Twitter client with the help of Lists and Greasemonkey scritps but with the addition of Facebook and when Brizzly is able to full my lists from Twitter with the list API I will seriously consider moving 100% over to Brizzly.

Wanna check out all the Brizzly goodness and see what you think of the Facebook integration? I got 10 invites to give out so just DM me on Twitter with your email address and say I wanna check out Brizzly and I will shoot one your way!


Pimp Twitter With pbtweet

So earlier today I had written a post about going back to as my default Twitter client with one of the reasons being was the kool greasemonkey scripts out there that allowed you to get extra functionality not available as standard options.

Well after I posted that I had a reply from Mitchell McKenna who pointed me in the direction of a script to use called pbtweet (had been using troynt).  So I decided to check out the site and must say I have been really impressed with it and think it will be my default script for enhancing my twitter experience.

Here is a little video showing some of the highlights (shows an install on a mac but you can use it with greasemonkey as well like I did)

Overall I really like the placement of the RT, via, DM, and translation buttons, the picture integration and throwing a thumbnail on the right of the tweet, the threaded conversation bubbles are pretty sweet, and the pagination as well.

I also have to say the developers have been really great in answering questions I had about an issue with the retweet button and they got right back to me and gave me a fix. Always a plus!

So if you are looking for ways to tweak your twitter experience I would recommend checking out pbtweet.

For the longest time I have been using other ways to access my Twitter message and to follow those who I have found interesting or informative with apps like Tweetdeck or web based service like Seesmic or Brizzly.  The reason for that was that most of the services offered basic things that helped enhance my twitter experience over the twitter website itself but recently that has started to change and I wanted to share with everyone what has started me back on the past to using once again.

The first thing is Greasemonkey scripts.  I have installed and have been using troynt’s twitter script which takes a lot of features that are missing or that  enhance twitter and add them right into the service like the ability to one click RT, neted replies, pagination, media embedding, and overall very customizable script.

The second is the newly added feature of user lists!  This has been something I have wanted to see added for a while now and this gives me the ability to break up the people I follow into interest groups like geeks,  my smckc peeps, my real life friends, celeberties, ect ect and makes it easier to follow more people in a better manner as well as share with others a list of users they might want to check out as well.

note:  I will say I have noticed in the early stages of lists it can be kinda buggy adding someone to a list but other then that I have not noticing anything really to crazy.

So there you have it…I am back to actually using has my twitter client of choice due to some of the customization that is available out there on the interwebs as well as some of the features that twitter itself is adding on to enhance the direct use.